Golf before Tee and a Geordie Supper too

Tim Healy - Golf before Tee and a Geordie Supper too

Auf Wiedersehen Pet star Tim Healy raising funds for his actor friends medical care.

Tim Healy - David Whitaker

A star-studded evening celebrating all things “Geordie” together with a celebrity golf day is set to raise much needed funds to help with the care costs for a close friend of North East icon Tim Healy.

The inaugural Tim Healy Celebrity Classic, sponsored by PinPoint Health & Social Care will be held at the MacDonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club in Northumberland. All proceeds will go towards helping the family of actor Dave Whitaker who now needs constant care after suffering a stroke in 2012.

The star-studded event on Thursday 7th September 2017, will see TV, music and sports personalities competing to play in a celebrity charity golf tournament. The event will begin with breakfast at 10.00 a.m. and tee off at noon, followed by a prize giving, gala “Geordie” dinner, live music and an auction.

Celebrities that have pledged their support include Faye Tozer co-lead singer of pop group Steps, Adam Gillen who plays Tim’s son in Benidorm, snooker legends Jimmy White and John Virgo, actor Gareth Hale of Hale and Pace fame, former IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Glenn McCrory,

Game of Thrones actor Clive Russell, Bread and Coronation Street actress Melanie Hill and cricketer Steve Harmison. Add to this list an impressive number of footballers including Steve Howey, Steve Harper, John Beresford, Rob Lee, Steve Watson, Dave Regis, Cyrille Regis and Dean Gordon and the day is set to attract much needed funds.

Entertainment on the night includes comedian Steffen Peddie, Cole Page who is an international singer, magician / escapologist, Chris Cross, Newcastle band Dennis and ex Lindisfarne frontman Billy Mitchell who will be singing with the Sunday for Sammy Band.

Tim is best known for playing Dennis Patterson in the television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Lesley in the ITV comedy-drama series Benidorm and Gastric in Still Open All Hours.

Organiser Karen Thornton Brown said, “Even if you don’t play golf, there’s a lot of entertainment on the course including a Hole-in-One five-star holiday competition, Ladies European Tour star challenge, and a world-famous golf trick shot show.

“For the golfers, teams will be four balls, with a shotgun format with trophies awarded to the top three four balls. For those guests who do not wish to play golf, tickets are available separately for the gala Geordie dinner, entertainment, auction and raffle.

The star prize on offer during the Geordie night is a behind the scenes tour of the final rehearsals for next February’s Sunday for Sammy concert at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.

“Sunday for Sammy is a tremendous show and the running order and names of those stars taking part is a closely guarded secret. I’ll personally take the winner back stage and introduce them to the cast and they can watch the show taking shape. The show is almost sold out and this is a once only chance to find out about the show before anyone else. I’m sure that the Geordie spirit of generosity will be evident on the night and lots of money is raised for Dave’s care,” said Tim.

“Dave is a very good friend of mine, we started working with the Live Theatre Company in 1973 and we’ve been pals ever since. I was devastated when I found out he’d had a stroke and needs 24-hour care. It’s put a tremendous strain on his family having to find additional care costs and that’s why we want to raise as much money as possible, we want people to dig deep at the auctions and buy all these special prizes to help Dave and his family.”

To book your team or a table at the dinner please click here or visit or email
or call Karen 0191 251 2222/ 07782 109 758

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Auf Wiedersehen Pet Star On Par For Charity Golf Day
Photo: Phil Thornton-Brown, Tim Healy, John Beresford (NUFC), Cole Page (Singer)


Purely Belter Night Oot - Tim Healy - ConnectVIPs
Geordie Film set to Celebrate 18th Birthday with Tim Healy & Cast

Chris Cross the Magician has gathered fellow Geordie Stars together to raise Cash for a few local charities, whilst Celebrating 18 years since the cult Geordie film, Purely Belter, was filmed on location in the North East.
Landmarks in the movie include The Angel of the North, The Spanish City Fairground, St James’s Park, Kielder, Gateshead High St, Metroland, Northumberland Street, The Quayside, Grey Street and many other well known spots around the region.

Yes, it’s 18 years since that film about two lads wanting season tickets to Newcastle United was filmed here in Newcastle – how time flies!
Tim Healy, Charlie Hardwick, Greg McLane, Chris Beattie, Val McLane, Charlie Richmond & Other Cast members of the movie are all confirmed to attend this special one-off event.
After the screening, they’ll take to the stage for a bit of banter with Host & Organiser, Chris Cross the Magician.
Expect behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes and a good laugh with some of our favourite Geordie faces!
There’ll be a unique Q&A’s session too, where the audience can ask the stars questions about the Movie.


Purely Belter - Tim Healy
Star of the Film, Chris Beattie, with Event Promoter & Newcastle’s Favourite Magician, Chris Cross

All profits from the screening event will be donated to a few local causes:

– Funds in aid of David Whitaker: A Donation towards the ongoing care and rehabilitation of local acclaimed actor, Dave Whitaker. North East actor David Whitaker suffered a massive stroke during the interval of a performance of the Live Theatre / Soho Theatre production Utopia at the Soho Theatre in July 2012. Since then, after being treated at University College Hospital in London, the RVI in Newcastle and then at Newcastle General Hospital, he has been unable to speak and has very limited movement, being paralysed down the right-hand side of his body, and has been living in a care home. Intensive therapy sessions, not available on the NHS, are essential to enable him to regain some quality of life and his family, friends and colleagues have been fundraising to enable this therapy to continue.

– The Jay Lennon Foundation: Paul Gascoigne’s sister set this up in memory of her son, Jay Lennon Kerrigan Gascoigne. It started as a fund raising group, raising money for MIND and raised over £5,000 in less than 5 months. They’re now raising money for Jay Lennon hospital beds for mental health patients. Their ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Campaign is one of the Biggest ever mental health campaigns seen in the UK. The money raised will go towards beds in North East hospitals.

Chris Cross the Magician, Organiser & Host of the Evening, says:

”Purely Belter is one of my favourite films!
I’ve been mates with Chris Beattie, who played ‘Gerry’ in the movie, for a while now and we got talking one day about the film.
He told me loads of interesting facts as well as funny stories from filming that I’d never heard before and would never have known, neither!
Then, a few weeks later, when I got booked to entertain at Alan Shearer’s statue unveiling after-party, I mentioned the film to Alan and he started recalling parts of it and laughing about him getting his car nicked in the movie!
At that point I decided, 18 years since it was filmed up here in our home city shouldn’t sneak under the radar!”

Chris added “I’m REALLY excited to be bringing the majority of the films cast together for one PURELY BELTER Night-
As well as a few tricks, I also have some questions up my sleeves that I’m dying to asking them!”

“I’m really pleased to be donating the profits to a few LOCAL causes too. Money raised won’t go to a big national charity elsewhere in the country,
it’ll be distributed here, in the north east, to a few worthy causes I’ve selected. Charity starts at home.”

Chris Beattie, who Stars as ‘Gerry’ in the Movie, says:

”I Consider myself incredibly lucky to have been chosen to play the lead role in the film, it still remains the highlight in my career to date and it’s the best experience I’ve ever had!

The movie got me spotted for my part in Byker Grove too, which I also really enjoyed being part of.

We had lots of laughs on the Purely Belter set & I’m looking forward to reminiscing and sharing stories with my fellow cast members!”
Chris Cross, 27, from the West End of Newcastle, has been performing as a Close-up & Cabaret Magician at Private, VIP & Celebrity events around the world
Since he was 10 years old for the likes of Alice Cooper, The Prince of Wales, Mike Tyson, Boy George and many others.


Purely Belter - Alan Shearer
Chris Performing at Alan Shearer’s Statue Unveiling VIP After-party

A Special thank-you to Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema and the St Vincent De Paul Society for kindly donating the use of their venue & screening facilities. The Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema is a new not-for-profit, pop-up cinema with regular screenings at Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn; a Community Centre run by the St Vincent de Paul Society, just outside Newcastle City Centre.

The BOC prides itself on being a little different to most cinemas; offering a unique way to experience film. With a dimly-lit table set-up, a traditional intermission and even refreshments delivered directly to viewers seats, screening in a large beautiful hall with a wonderful bar that provides a full range of hot and cold drinks & snacks including ice-cream and popcorn!
Tickets Priced between £12 – £25
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Purely Belter Charity Celebrity Event